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DirecTV Portable Satellite System (Pictures now included!)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Pink Fairy

    Pink Fairy Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2006
    If it is not ridiculously high, I will definately want one of those...Actually, my husband would want it for where he works, heh.
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maybe a Bluetooth connection to a cell phone would work.
  3. MikeR7

    MikeR7 Icon

    Jun 17, 2006
    I think the article in the New York Times mentione a 1000-1200 price range
  4. Twitami

    Twitami Cool Member

    Aug 23, 2006

    $1000.00 if pre-ordered before launch, $1500 after that.

    And no, it does not be connected to a phone line (duh). If you are using it at home, and want to order ppv or something, you have the option.

    It even has a compass built in it and audible signel for alignment. Picture is great by the way (for SD of course). Has a 15' cord that runs between the LCD and flat antenna, so you can pull the TV out. Also had video ours for connecting the signel to a bigger TV.
  5. vonzoog

    vonzoog Mentor

    Jul 23, 2005
    So you are saying that the antenna will still have to be set with a clear view of the southern sky?

    If you are in an RV or hotel room, then the antenna will have to be set in a window or outside with a southern view?

    Am I correct in this assumption?
  6. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Despite the price, this thing is very cool. Would be nice for camping trips. :)
  7. jackmacokc

    jackmacokc Cool Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    this will be so helpful for tailgating. we currently lug into the truck a receiver, flat screen tv, dish, dish mount, generator, fuel, bag full of misc cables and tools -- all just to watch tv at our tailgate. this would make things much simpler! i wonder if combining it into one unit would allow it to run on the car's 12v cigarette lighter.
  8. tiger2005

    tiger2005 Godfather

    Sep 22, 2006
    I agree, but I don't think I travel enough or go to tailgates enough to pay that kind of price. Hopefully it will come down fairly quickly.
  9. TigersFanJJ

    TigersFanJJ Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    Well, I WAS thinking about getting one. $1000-1500 for equipment that costs about $500 retail? If that is the price, it is way too much.

    Do the tv's that Dtv offers with built in receivers fall under the lease program, or do you own them? If leased, that really is a crazy price.
  10. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    No, the integrated TV products to date, are OWNED.
    As they are TV first, with a receiver.

    But as for the SAT-GO... don't know yet how that is classified.
  11. bagleyb

    bagleyb DBSTalk Club Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    What exactly is on the 101? I would assume most basic programming, but I know a lot of locals aren't. What about the SD versions of ST or the NCAA package?

    I would think locals or one of the sports packages would be used most at a tailgate. Obviously you're going to have your ESPN's and RSN's, but the tailgates I go to, people are usually wanting the locals.
  12. wmschultz

    wmschultz DBSTalk Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Jul 18, 2006
    My locals are on 101, and the SD version of Sunday Ticket.
  13. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    The 101 is the BULK/VAST MAJORITY of the SD based programming.

    101 is the core sat of the DirecTV service.
  14. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
  15. Twitami

    Twitami Cool Member

    Aug 23, 2006

    It is owned as well. And if you had ANY idea of the R&D that went into this, there is no way it would be even close to costing $500.00. A good 17" LCD screen by it self is 250-350 in most cases..sometimes more. Plus the special access card, the remote, the rechargable battery (and cig plug and AC that are included). To be honest, when I saw it I guessed 2k. Plus, it does not need a mobile package, it is just another mirrored reciever for $5.00.
  16. 31Media

    31Media Mentor

    Jul 22, 2003
    The only gripe is that the Sunday Ticket package isn't on 101, which harms it's value for me a bit. (Maybe DirecTV could swap the satellites of, say, NBA League Pass and Sunday Ticket? :p) Still, with practically all of D*'s programming being on 101, and Nashville locals being on 101....I definitely think I'll be getting this.
  17. TigersFanJJ

    TigersFanJJ Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    $250 is about average for a 17" LCD like this one

    $55 for a D10/D11

    $75 is average for a battery

    $120 should be plenty for an antenna and case (dish and receiver was only $99 10 years ago)

    IMO, the R&D shouldn't triple the price of existing technology.
  18. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Build in pc functionality, two-way hi-speed wireless internet, wireless telephony,
    an HDD and hi-def, then you would have something I might consider -- maybe.

    Oh yes, then it would be like an Apple iFone on steroids. :grin:
  19. MrBill64

    MrBill64 DBSTalk Club Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    I wonder how this would work say on a cruise ship? I realize you would be moving so I am wondering if you could lock in the satellite signal for long periods of time. Sitting on deck watching a sporting event that you would have no access to while cruising the Caribbean would be a nice treat.

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